In the Media

December 2014  – Gwen Carlson and her 86-year-old husband, Malcolm, chose their retirement village in Hove, Adelaide because it would accept animals…read more

December 2014  – SAFE Inc, the Western Australian arm of AWLA have issued an urgent SOS due to a 400% increase in air freight charges. SAFE’s re-homing operations and the lives of the animals they work voluntarily and tirelessly to save, are threatened by the increased freight charges. Read more here SAFE issues an SOS

October 2014 – Seventy two year old Blue Care resident, Lucy, has a deep need to care for animals, a need that can be difficult to meet in institutionalised care such as residential aged care – until now. Read Aged Care Online’s coverage of AWLA’s Pets in Aged Care Grants announcement

August 2014 – As a resident of the Maitland aged care community, Mary Dunlop welcomes her fair share of visitors. But it’s one particular visitor that brightens her day….read more

July 2014 – Animal Welfare League Australia is excited to announce that applications are now open for the Pets in Aged Care Grants Program, a new small grants program to support pets in aged care settings. Pets in Aged Care Grant Applications Now Open

July 2014 – The National Desexing Network (NDN) is collaborating with vet clinics throughout Australia to offer discounted desexing prices. Find out more about National Desexing Month here Desexing in July

June 2014 – President of Animal Welfare League Australia, Dr Liz Walker is pleased to announce the new membership of animal rescue organisation SAFE Inc as the Western Australian arm of the national body.  Read more… AWLA Welcomes New WA Member

May 2014 – Animal Welfare Hit by Budget Cuts

May 2014 – A quiet army of volunteers are helping to pick up the pieces for companion animals across Australia. They are foster carers and they bring unwanted and mistreated dogs back to life. Read about the volunteer army here. Foster Care Army

April 2014 – Animal Welfare League Australia talks to ABC 612 Brisbane about the Positive Ageing in the Company of Animals project and pet friendly policies in aged care facilities. Listen here.

April 2014 –  The recommendations of  NSW’s Parliamentary inquiry into the greyhound racing industry have done little to allay grave concerns about the welfare of the animals involved. Read our press release

February 2014 Life is better with pets – the bond between humans and animals can be profound and we need to let the animal magic in. Read more here

January 2014  Gail and dog Timothy, happier and healthier together at AVEO Glynd Lodge in Adelaide Gail and Timothy, Happy Together

November 2013  Meet Bambi, a beautiful Border Collie whose story needs to be told  Bambi’s story

October 2013  Animal Welfare League Australia joins the call for a national database on dog bites  Dog Bite Research Findings

October 2013 When TriCare Nursing Home at Jindalee in Brisbane responded to our Positive Ageing with Animals Survey, we just had to share what this nursing home is doing to enrich the lives of their residents. Here is ABC radio’s interview with TriCare residents

October 2013  Friends for Life

August 2013  Oaktree residents talk about pets in their retirement village

August 2013  Richard Stubbs, 774  ABC Melbourne talks positive ageing with pets with Animal Welfare League Australia download audio

August 2013  Sadly, many older people have to surrender their pets when they go into an aged care facility of some kind. It is this trauma of separation which AWLA’s new national project is trying to bring to a halt….listen in to 612 ABC Brisbane Warren Boland’s conversation with AWLA  here

August 2013  Our new Ambassador speaks about AWLA’s Positive Ageing Project on PET TALK People

August 2013  Australia’s renowned animal behaviourist Dr Joanne Righetti has been appointed Ambassador of Animal Welfare League Australia (AWLA). Dr Jo will be advocating for the adoption of animals from AWLA-affiliated shelters around the country and promoting AWLA campaigns aimed at strengthening the human-animal bond and positive welfare outcomes for companion animals. Meet Dr Jo

July 2013     AWLA affiliated shelters across the country regularly take in unplanned and unwanted litters. The reality is that for every animal brought into the world there’s another already waiting for a home.  The National Desexing Network, a program created by the Animal Welfare League of Queensland is collaborating with vet clinics around Australia wide to offer discounted desexing prices in July…. Dont Litter Australia

June 2013    AWLA has welcomed Victorian Premier Denis Napthine’s comments on improving education and processes around the selling and owning of pets. AWLA calls on all states to work together to achieve nationally consistent companion animal legislation….Good Dog, Good Owners

June 2013       A  big thank you to everyone who nominated Animal Welfare League Australia in Colonial First State’s June Charity Boost campaign. Thanks to you, AWLA was one of the most nominated charities and will receive a $5,000 donation to assist our affiliated shelters continue their valuable work. Winners were announced on June 24th on Radio 2UE, 3AW and 4BH….read more

Jan 2013      There is general agreement between aged care professionals, pet owners and animal welfare that it’s time to support aged-care providers to allow residents to keep their pets… read more

Oct 2012     Animal Welfare League Australia has joined the call to end the live export trade… read more